Pasture project shows way to lift production
A PASTURE-demonstration project in the Tamar Valley aims to deliver a message to producers on how to boost productivity.
The project, run by Tamar NRM with funding from Meat and Livestock Australia aims to show producers can lift their production at a field day at Springmere in Beaconsfield on November 1.
The chairman of the working group formed to drive the project, Pipers Brook farmer Ian Sauer, said growing good pasture was a key to success but so was pasture utilisation.
“The renovated demonstration paddocks at Springmere are producing well above target expectations to create a 10 per cent red meat increase.”
Ben and Louisa Hooper’s Springmere farm runs 2600 ewes and lambs on a production area of 336ha.
Mr Hooper will discuss their pasture management and show the game-fenced paddocks renovated in February. Other presenter include Macquarie Franklin consultant Jason Lynch, Mick Taylor from MLA and pasture advisor and plant researcher Eric Hall.
To attend call 6323 3310 or visit www.tamarnrm.com.au.